Nature program helps youth in Epping Forest

An educational program encouraging outdoor learning has helped 45,000 young Londoners embrace green spaces during their recovery from the pandemic.

City of London Corporation staff presented Green Spaces, Learning. A nature program for schoolchildren with special educational needs and disabilities, vulnerable youth and children of key workers took place during three nationwide closures in Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath and West Ham Park.

The program offered a variety of nature activities.

He has helped children regain confidence by exploring the natural world by building dens, lighting fires and running orienteering races. City Corporation protects 11,000 acres of green space in the capital, including Epping Forest

City of London Open Spaces and Gardens Committee Chairman Oliver Sells QC said: “This program has been a huge success and has given us great insight into how children in the capital can be supported.

“Being outdoors has huge benefits for our mental and physical health. We work closely with families from poorer neighborhoods who have limited access to green spaces and help them get involved in environmental learning.

“We will now look to expand the program and help even more families access nature and learn essential life skills. ”

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